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The Louisiana state is located on the western south-central of US. The Louisiana state capital is Baton Rouge. And largest city is New Orleans of Louisiana the total area is 123,675 sq km. In size wise the Louisiana state rank is 31. The Louisiana state borders is North by Arkansas, east by Mississippi, south by the by the Gulf of Mexico and west by the Texas. The total forest area is 5,590,000 hectares in 2002 estimations. In population wise the Louisiana state rank is 24. The total population is 4,482,646 in 2002 estimation. The Louisiana state official languages are English and French. In 1990, about 495 Louisiana residents spoke an American Indian language at home. Other minority languages are Spanish. For the Creole language, there is Louisiana Creole French. The first religion in Louisiana was Roman Catholic because the French and then the Spanish controlled the colony. More recent immigrants have brought Buddhism and Islam into Louisiana. The first Episcopal Church was established in New Orleans in 1805, a Methodist church in 1813, a Presbyterian church in 1817, a synagogue in 1828, and a Baptist church in 1834. In Louisiana largest church was Roman Catholic Church with 1,382,603 church members. The Muslim community had about 13,050 members. Southwestern Louisiana was a major cattle-raising area in middle of 19th century. In farm income wise the Louisiana state rank is 33 among the all United States. In northern Louisiana agriculture products are Oats, alfalfa, corn, potatoes, and peaches are among the other crops. Louisiana has a relatively constant semitropical climate. The normal daily temperature in New Orleans is 68°F.

Louisiana Recreation, Culture and Attractions

The Louisiana state has unique linguistic culture. Louisiana is the home for the many notable is the distinct culture of the Creoles and Cajuns. The elements of a culture include religion, music, food, clothing, language, architecture, art, literature, games, and sports. Newcomers and visitors to Louisiana usually comment on the music and the food. Louisiana food is considered one of the best elements of the culture. The food of Louisiana has spread across the world in recent years, with Cajun restaurants in places like Williamsburg, Virginia. Louisiana operates a system of state parks and recreation areas throughout the Louisiana state. The Louisiana state operates a system of 19 state parks, 16 state historic sites and one state preservation area. Louisiana has two major league professional sports teams: the Saints of the National Football League and the Hornets of the National Basketball Association. During the 1850s, New Orleans was the horse-racing center of the US, and racing is still popular in the Louisiana state. Louisiana also has a proportionally high number of collegiate NCAA Division I sports. The Louisiana state professional sports heroes Terry Bradshaw, Bill Russell, and Marshall Faulk all were born within the state's borders.

Louisiana Demographics

Louisiana total population - 4,468,976
Louisiana male population - 2,162,903
Louisiana female population - 2,306,073
Louisiana white population - 2,856,161
Louisiana black population - 1,451,944
Louisiana American Indian and Alaska Native - 25,477
Louisiana Asian population - 54,758
Louisiana Hispanic or Latino population - 107,738

Louisiana School Information

Louisiana most of educations is provided through private schools until Reconstruction. The total enrollment is public schools at 756,579 in the year of 1999. Louisiana had 85 degree-granting institutions in 2000. In addition to 53 vocational-technical schools, there are 34 institutions of higher education in Louisiana, of which 22 are public and 12 private. Minority students made up approximately 50% of the total enrollment in public elementary and secondary schools. The center of the state university system is Louisiana State University (LSU), founded at Baton Rouge. Southern University Agricultural and Mechanical System at Baton Rouge is one of the largest predominantly black universities in the country, it is founded in 1881. Another mainly black institution is Grambling State University is founded on 1901. There were 258,000 students enrolled in college or graduate school in the year of 2000. In public schools total enrollment is 138135 in the year of 2001. The Louisiana's Governor's Special Commission on Education Services administers state loan, grant, and scholarship programs.

Louisiana State Symbols

Louisiana State nickname - Sportsman's Paradise
Louisiana state flag
Louisiana state Reptile
Louisiana state Reptile
American Alligator
Louisiana state Song
Louisiana state Song
''Give Me Louisiana'' and ''You Are My Sunshine''
Louisiana state Fruit
Louisiana state Fruit
Louisiana state  Insect
Louisiana state Insect
Louisiana state  Mammal
Louisiana state Mammal
Louisiana black bear
Louisiana state  Vegetable
Louisiana state Vegetable
Sweet potato
Louisiana state  Dance
Louisiana state Dance
Second line
Louisiana state  Motto
Louisiana state Motto
''Union, Justice, and Confidence ''
Louisiana state  Fish
Louisiana state Fish
White perch
Louisiana state  Flower
Louisiana state Flower
Magnolia blossom
Louisiana state   Soil
Louisiana state Soil
Louisiana state   Bird
Louisiana state Bird
Eastern Brown Pelican
Louisiana state   Tree
Louisiana state Tree
Bald Cypress
Louisiana state  Fossil
Louisiana state Fossil
Petrified palmwood

Louisiana History

The state of Louisiana history is long and rich. In the year of 1519, Alonso Alvarez de Pineda led an expedition along the northern shore of the Gulf of Mexico and discovered the mouth of a great river which may have been the Mississippi. The first European explorers to visit Louisiana came in 1528. Several Spanish explorers sailed along the coast of Louisiana, but Hernando de Soto was probably the first to penetrate the state's present boundaries, in 1541. Louisiana did not thrive economically under French rule, either as a royal colony or, from 1712 to 1731, under the proprietorship first of Antoine Crozat and then of John Law's Company of the Indies. In 1762, on the verge of losing the rest of its North American empire to Great Britain in the French and Indian War, France ceded Louisiana to Spain. 1800 there were about 50,000 inhabitants, a considerable number of them black slaves imported from Africa and the West Indies. In 1800, by the secret Treaty of San Ildefonso, Napoleon forced the feeble Spanish government to return Louisiana to France. In the meantime, in 1810, a revolt against Spain had taken place in West Florida. From 1815 to 1861, Louisiana was one of the most prosperous states in the South. In the period the Louisiana state was producing the sugar and cotton on its rich alluvial lands and grazing hogs and cattle in the wooded hills of the north and on the prairies of the southwest. After the civil was the Louisiana state radical Republican governments elected by black voters ruled the Louisiana state, but declining support from the North and fierce resistance from Louisiana whites brought the Reconstruction period to an end. In 1999, Governor Murphy J.Foster became the first Republican governor in Louisiana history to be reelected. He is maintained the football team had a salutary effect on Louisiana's economy. The Louisiana state faced a humanitarian crisis stemming from conditions in many locations.

Louisiana Tourist Information

Tourism is an important element in the economy of the Louisiana state. Tourism and culture are major players in Louisiana's economy also, earning an estimated $5.2 billion per year. There were about 15.4 million visitors to the state of Louisiana in the year of 2000. Among the many other annual events that attract visitors to the Louisiana state are the blessing of the shrimp fleet at the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival in Morgan City on Labor Day weekend and the blessing of the cane fields during the Louisiana Sugar Cane Festival at New Iberia in September. New Orleans is one of the major tourist attractions in the US. Attractions of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival include 170,000 Christmas lights and spectacular fireworks displays. The Louisiana state was home for the 34 state parks.

Louisiana Transportation

Until 1930s the Louisiana state roads remained poor. Louisiana's first road-building boom began after Huey Long entered the statehouse. The Louisiana state was one of the nation's major rail centers by the end of the 19th century. New Orleans was one of the first cities to develop a mass transit system. In 1834s several short-run railroads were built in Louisiana. The New Orleans and Carrollton Railroads, a horse-drawn trolley system, began service in 1835; 59 years later, electric trolleys came into use. Railroads soon rivaled the Mississippi River in the movement of goods to and from New Orleans. Louisiana had 232 private and public airfields in 2002. Louisiana also had 229 heliports and 17 seaplane bases. Amtrak provides passenger links with Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York and carries passengers from nine stations through the Louisiana state.

Louisiana Taxes

Louisiana State Tax Rate Range Low 2.0 %- High 6.0%
Louisiana State Tax Income Brackets Lowest flat rate 12500 (b) - Highest flat rate 25000 (b)
Louisiana State Personal Exemptions Single -4500 (i), Married - 9000 (i), Dependents - 1000 (i)
Louisiana State Sales Tax Rate on Food 4%, on Prescription Drugs 0%, on Non-prescription Drugs 0%
Louisiana State Total Tax on Gasoline 20.0%, on Diesel Fuel 20.0%
Louisiana State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes Tax Rate 36(¢ per pack)
Louisiana State Beer Excise Tax Rate $0.32($ per gallon)
Louisiana State Wine Excise Tax Rate $0.11($ per gallon)

Louisiana Universities

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College - 29,925 Students
University of New Orleans - 11,747 Students
Xavier University of Louisiana - 3,012 Students
Centenary College of Louisiana - 1,017 Students
Louisiana Tech University - 11,203 Students
University of Louisiana at Lafayette - 16,302 Students
Delta School of Business and Technology - 403 Students
Southern University and A & M College - 8,624 Students
Nicholls State University - 6,804 Students
McNeese State University - 8,327 Students

Louisiana Religions

Christian - 90%
Protestant - 60%
Evangelical Protestant - 31%
Historically black Protestant - 20%
Mainline Protestant - 9%
Roman Catholic - 28%
Other Christian - 2%
Jehovah's Witnesses - 1%
Other Religions - 2%
Islam - 1%
Buddhism - 1%
Judaism: less than - 0.5%
on-religious (unaffiliated) - 8%

Louisiana Counties

Acadia Parish, Louisiana - Population 58,861
Allen Parish, Louisiana - Population 25,440
Ascension Parish, Louisiana - Population 76,627
Assumption Parish, Louisiana - Population 23,388
Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana - Population 41,481
Beauregard Parish, Kansas- Population 32,986
Bienville Parish, Louisiana - Population 15,752
Bossier Parish, Louisiana - Population 98,310
Caddo Parish, Louisiana - Population 252,161
Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana - Population 183,577
Caldwell Parish, Louisiana - Population 10,560
Cameron Parish, Louisiana - Population 9,991
Catahoula Parish, Louisiana - Population 10,920
Claiborne Parish, Louisiana - Population 16,851
Concordia Parish, Louisiana - Population 20,247
De Soto Parish, Louisiana - Population 25,494
East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana - Population 412,852
East Carroll Parish, Louisiana - Population 9,421
East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana - Population 21,360
Evangeline Parish, Louisiana - Population 35,434
Franklin Parish, Louisiana - Population 21,263
Grant Parish, Louisiana - Population 18,698
Iberia Parish, Louisiana - Population 73,266
Iberville Parish, Louisiana - Population 33,320
Jackson Parish, Louisiana - Population 15,397
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana - Population 455,466
Jefferson Davis Parish, Louisiana - Population 31,435
Lafayette Parish, Louisiana - Population 190,503
Lafourche Parish, Louisiana - Population 89,974
La Salle Parish, Louisiana - Population 14,282
Lincoln Parish, Louisiana - Population 42,509
Livingston Parish, Louisiana - Population 91,814
Madison Parish, Louisiana - Population 13,728
Morehouse Parish, Louisiana - Population 31,021
Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana - Population 39,080
Orleans Parish, Louisiana - Population 484,674
Ouachita Parish, Louisiana - Population 147,250
Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana - Population 26,757
Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana - Population 22,763
Rapides Parish, Louisiana - Population 126,337
Red River Parish, Louisiana - Population 9,622
Richland Parish, Louisiana - Population 20,981
Sabine Parish, Louisiana - Population 23,459
Saint Bernard Parish, Louisiana - Population 67,229
Saint Charles Parish, Louisiana - Population 48,072
Saint Helena Parish, Louisiana - Population 10,525
Saint James Parish, Louisiana - Population 21,216
Saint John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana - Population 43,044
Saint Landry Parish, Louisiana - Population 87,700
Saint Martin Parish, Louisiana - Population 48,583
Saint Mary Parish, Louisiana - Population 53,500
Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana - Population 191,268
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana - Population 100,588
Tensas Parish, Louisiana - Population 6,618
Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana - Population 104,503
Union Parish, Louisiana - Population 22,803
Vermilion Parish, Louisiana - Population 53,807
Vernon Parish, Louisiana - Population 52,531
Washington Parish, Louisiana - Population 43,926
Webster Parish, Louisiana - Population 41,831
West Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana - Population 21,601
West Carroll Parish, Louisiana - Population 12,314
West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana - Population 15,111
Winn Parish, Louisiana - Population 16,894

Louisiana Government

The Louisiana state has 11 constitutions. The Louisiana State Capitol and the Louisiana Governor's Mansion are both located in Baton Rouge. The Louisiana state legislature consists of a 39-member senate and a 105-member house of representatives. All legislators are elected for concurrent four-year terms. They have at least age of 18 years old. Qualified voters, and have resided in the Louisiana state for two years and in their districts for at least one year preceding election. The Louisiana state became the first state to offer the option of a traditional marriage or a covenant marriage in the year of 1997. The governor must be a qualified elector, be at least 25 years old, and have been a US and Louisiana citizen for five years preceding election. Voters in Louisiana must be US citizens, 18 years old, and state residents. Louisiana may have been the first state to institute a system of leasing convict labor. The Louisiana state's legal system is the only one in the US to be based on civil or Roman law, specifically the Code Napoléon of France. The legislature meets annually, beginning the last Monday in March.

Louisiana Economy

The GDP of Louisiana was $213.6 billion in 2010. The Louisiana economy is based on before civil war basically the two agricultural crops that are cotton and sugar. Louisiana agriculture live stocks are cattle, calves, dairy products, eggs and hogs and the agricultural crops are sugar cane, rice, soybeans, cotton, corn, sweet potatoes and strawberries. The Louisiana industries are growing between the 1960 and 1970 time. Louisiana has so many manufacturing industries and the main products are oil, petrochemicals, foundries, lumber and paper mills. The Louisiana was the third rank for petroleum and second rank for petrochemical in the United State. The mined sectors of Louisiana are natural gas, salt, coal, sand and gravel. Louisiana economy is also based on fishing, tourism and film industry. The Port of South Louisiana is 4th port and the prime bulk cargo in the world. The Louisiana Film Commission recommends a multiplicity of services to production groups. In Louisiana the forest occupy nearly 50% area.

Louisiana Parks

Cane River National Heritage Area - Natchitoches, LA: Opening hours is daily, 8a.m. to 4p.m. Cane River Creole National Historical Park - Natchez, LA: There is no entrance fee. Opening hours is 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. daily and only on weekends, at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. El Camino Real de Los Tejas National Historic Trail - Santa Fe, NM,TX,LA: There are no entrance fee. Nominal fees may be charged at some trail-related federal, state, or locally owned historic sites and interpretive facilities.Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve - New Orleans, LA: There is no admission fee. All programs and events are open to the general public. All programs and events are free unless noted otherwise. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park - New Orleans, LA: Opening hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Poverty Point National Monument - Epps, LA: The Louisiana State Parks have an entrance fee at the site of $2.00/person and free to seniors and children. The timings are 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.